2024 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

I will start off by saying that Applebee’s has a pretty good selection of happy hour appetizers. The appetizers are tasty. Today we ordered the Mozzarella Sticks and the Spinach Dip. There was an ample amount mozzarella sticks and dipping sauce. The spinach dip was cheesy, but there was not enough chips for the amount of dip provided. The dip itself was quite tasty. Throughout the meal, good service was provided by the server in terms of refills and check-ins by the managers.

Unfortunately the praise stops with the drinks and appetizers. First, the 9oz steak did not look appetizing. We asked for medium, but there is no pink remaining in the meat. The cut was also over-salted, and thus the only flavor that prevailed over the meat was salt. The vegetables were puny, but was the only thing to offset the saltiness of the meat. The baked potato was good, but it’s pretty hard to screw up a baked potato.

We also ordered the Steak Penne because it was a part of the 2 for 24 combo. The dish arrived last in comparison to the others at the table. Luckily, the steak was not as salty as the 9oz. The pasta seemed quite plain, but had accents of cheese and garnish. The sauce was a bit ouly and lacked depth. The breadstick was underwhelming and doughy.

Overall, I would recommend Applebee’s for their happy hour from 3-6pm and 9pm to close M-F, but I would not recommend them for their entrees at all.

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